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Building Bridges: Sandy Cleanup Hires Face Health & Safety Dangers and Austerity Threatens America's Future




Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
National Edition
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
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Unprotected Sandy Cleanup Hires Face Health & Safety Threats
with
Joel Shufro, Exec. Dir. NY Committee for Occupational Safety
and Health (âNYCOSHâ)
and
Luzdary Giraldo, NYCOSH Community Outreach Organizer

NYCOSH is demanding employers and government agencies
respond to the massive health and safety violations thousands of
cleanup workers face in the wake of Sandy, so as not to repeat
the 911 fiasco which continues to cost the lives of first responders.
Thousands of Sandy workers are facing health and safety hazards
as they cleanup the wreckage, and are forced to work 10 - 12 hour
shifts often without even receiving the minimum wage.
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350 Economists Warn Obama and Congress:
Unwise Deficit Reduction Could Kill Recovery.
Economy Needs Growth and Jobs, Not Austerity.
With
Robert Pollin, Univ. of Massachusetts, Economist and co-director,
Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)
Teresa Ghirarducci, Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic
Policy Analysis at the The New School

Warning that the U.S. economy is still âmarked by mass unemployment,
rising poverty, and declining wages.â 350 prominent economists issued
a statement with the Campaign for Americaâs Future that, âthe fragile
recovery is threatened by obsessive concern with cutting deficits that
has infected both parties.â

The economistsâ statement highlighted that drastic spending cuts adopted
in a âgrand bargainâ aimed at avoiding sequestration could have such a
contractionary impact on the still-fragile economy that the U.S. could join
European countries in plunging into recession as a result of misguided
austerity policies.
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Building Bridges is regularly broadcast live over WBAI,
99.5 FM in the N.Y.C Metropolitan area on Mondays from
7-8pm EST and is streamed, and archived cast at
www.wbai.org

Building Bridges National Edition is regularly broadcast over:

WAPJ, Torrington, CT.
WOOL, Great Falls, Vermont and New Hampshire
KKRN Bella Vista, CA
KGHI, Westport, WA
KSVR, Mount Vernon, WA
WAZU, Peoria, Illinois
KMEC, Ukiah, CA
KOWA, Olympia Washington .
WHUS, Storrs, CT
WMNF HD FM Tampa, Florida
WPVM - MAIN-FM Asheville, NC
WERU Blue Hill and Bangor, Maine
WGOT - Gainesville, Florida.
WUOW - Oneonta, N.Y.
WWUH, - West Hartford, CT
WVJW- Benwood, WV
KRFP, Moscow, ID
KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
KSOW,Cottage Grove, Oregon
WKNH ,Keene, NH
CKDU, Halifax, N.S., Canada
WRPI, Troy, New York
WNRB, Wausau, WI
KGIG, Modesta, California
East Hill Radio, Snoqualmie, WA
KSKQ, Ashland, Oregon
KWMD, Kasiloff-Anchorage, Alaska
WPRR, Grand Rapids, Michigan

as well as internet stations:

Channel107, UK
Geneva Radio, Geneva, N.Y.
WTF Radio, Bodega Bay CA
CPR Metro, NYC
Radio Free Radical
Radio Free Kansas
Radio Veronica, West Point, PA
Catalystradio.org, U.K.
WXXE
Seattle Radical Radio
Radio for Peace International
Labourstart
AmericanFM.org
Grateful Dread Public Radio
Detour Network, Knoxville, TN
KDX Radio, Homeland, North American
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For archived Building Bridges Programs go to
our website:
www.buildingbridgesradio.org


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